2019 Region Leadership Conference Dates & Locations

Region 1: Friday, January 18 – Southern Regional Technical College, Moultrie
Region 2: Thursday, January 17 – Coffee High School, Douglas
Region 3: Wednesday, January 30 – Brunswick High School, Brunswick
Region 4: Tuesday, January 29 – Swainsboro High School, Swainsboro
Region 5: Friday, February 1 – Central Georgia Technical College, Warner Robins
Region 6: Thursday, January 31 – Marion County High School, Buena Vista
Region 7: Monday, January 14 – Villa Rica High School, Villa Rica
Region 8: Wednesday, January 9 – Ringgold High School, Ringgold
Region 9: Wednesday, January 23 – Henry County High School, McDonough
Region 10: Friday, January 25 – Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Clarkston
Region 11: Tuesday, January 22 – Alpharetta High School, Alpharetta
Region 12: Tuesday, January 15 – North Forsyth High School, Cumming
Region 13: Wednesday, January 16 – Collins Hill High School, Lawrenceville
Region 14: Monday, January 28 – Jasper County High School, Monticello
Region 15: Thursday, January 10 – Madison County High School, Danielsville

Please remember that we have realigned regions this year so many chapters are now in different regions. Registration information for each RLC will be posted on LiveBinders next week.

2018 NLC Winner

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference was held from June 27 to July 2 in Baltimore, Maryland. Participants from across the United States and abroad attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 65 business and business-related competitive events.

Kasfia Kazi from Parkview High School in Lilburn received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 2, bringing home a fourth place trophy in Hospitality Management along with two student from Brookwood High School. The Hospitality Management event consists of the submission of both an online test and a group presentation with judges. “I am glad that I was blessed with the chance to go to the Future Business Leaders of America National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. It was such a thrilling experience, and I hope I can come back next year!” said Kazi, Parkview FBLA’s president.

The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics.

2018-2019 Georgia FBLA Conferences

FBLA Adviser Leadership Conference (FALCON)

  • September 12, 2018:  Hyatt Regency Savannah (requires registration for GBEA Conference)
  • September 19, 2018:  FFA-FCCLA Center, Covington
  • September 20, 2018:  Hutchings College & Career Academy, Macon
  • Registration Fee:  $75 (Macon & Covington); $80 (Savannah)
  • Registration Deadline:  August 21
  • Payment RECEIPT Deadline:  August 31

 Fall Motivational Rally

  • October 11, 2018:  Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry
  • Registration Fee:  $35 ($20 for no rides wristband)
  • Registration Deadline:  September 11
  • Payment RECEIPT Deadline:  September 21

Middle Level Fall Leadership Conference

  • November 7, 2018:  Classic Center, Athens
  • Registration Fee:  $40
  • Registration Deadline:  October 2
  • Payment RECEIPT Deadline:  October 12

High School Fall Leadership Conference

  • November 7-8, 2018:  Classic Center, Athens
  • Registration Fee:  $50
  • Registration Deadline:  October 2
  • Payment RECEIPT Deadline:  October 12
  • Housing Window:  October 3-5

Region Leadership Conferences

  • January 9-31, 2019:  Various locations
  • Registration Fee:  $20
  • Registration Deadline:  November 27
  • Competitive Event Submission Deadline:  November 27
  • Payment RECEIPT Deadline:  December 7
  • Testing Dates:  November 29-December 5

Middle Level State Leadership Conference

  • February 25, 2019:  FFA-FCCLA Center, Covington
  • Registration Fee:  $50 ($70 with housing)
  • Registration Deadline:  January 29
  • Competitive Event Submission Deadline:  January 29
  • Payment RECEIPT Deadline:  February 8
  • Testing Dates:  February 7, 8, 11, 12

High School State Leadership Conference

  • March 22-23, 2019:  Hyatt Regency Atlanta
  • Registration Fee:  $75/$85/$100
  • Registration Deadline:  February 12
  • Competitive Event Submission Deadline:  February 12
  • Payment RECEIPT Deadline:  February 22
  • Testing Dates:  February 4-8 (Skills); March 1, 4-7 (Online)

National Leadership Conference

  • June 28-July 2, 2019:  San Antonio
  • Registration Fee:  TBA
  • Event Confirmation Deadline:  March 29
  • First Payment RECEIPT Deadline:  May 3
  • Final Payment RECEIPT Deadline:  May 17

ECI Attends SLC

Fifteen ECI FBLA members attended the Georgia FBLA State Leadership Conference in Atlanta March 22-25, 2018.  Congratulations to FBLA members for a very successful State Leadership Conference.

During the conference, members competed in various events as well as attended numerous leadership classes.  Members also served as assistance in competitive events.  The chapter received awards that included: being named a Superior Gold Chapter in the Chapter of the Year program.  Then was named 3rd overall chapter in the Division 2 of Chapter of the Year program.  The chapter also received 5th place for Largest Market Share Award.

The following members were awarded:  MacKayla Oglesby, Kati-Brooke Hooks and Breana Librizzi, 2nd place Local Chapter Annual Business Report; Calissa Mason and Lauren Sherrod, 1st place Community Service Project, and Sarah Beth Kersey 1st place Introduction to Public Speaking. While at the conference MacKayla Oglesby, was recognized for serving as a Region 4 Officer and receiving the Leader Level in the Business Achievement Awards program.  Oglesby also was a recipient of the Dr. Russell Mercer Who’s Who in FBLA Scholarship.  She placed 4th in the interview portion.  Oglesby received a monetary award to apply towards college.   Six members qualified for Nationals the summer in Maryland.  Mrs. Smith stated, “I am extremely proud of this group of students, they have worked very hard to ensure success in their competition!”  The group was accompanied by Mrs. Jessica Smith, adviser, and Mrs. CeCe Pullen.

Pictured 1st row left to right: Breana Librizzi, Lauren Sherrrod, Kati-Brooke Hooks, Sarah Beth Kersey, Mattie Grimm, and Olivia Canady.

Pictured 2nd row left to right:  Mrs. Jessica Smith, MacKayla Oglesby, Molly McBride, Kendra Pierce, Taylor Radford, Morgan Rehberg, Andrea Pullen, and Catarin